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Bohi, M. Janette / A history of Wisconsin State University Whitewater, 1868-1968
(1967)

1 In the beginning: nation, state, and village (1837-1868),   pp. 7-[18]


Page 7

In the Beginning 
1. Main Street Whitewater, 1856. In those days this thoroughfare boasted
of one per- 
manent landmark - Wm. Birge's stone building on the site of old Trippe mill.
2. The Esterly Reaper and Mower Manufactory. This great plant on Whitewater's
east 
side was its own metropolis at the time the Normal was founded. 
THE GROWTH OF TOWN GAVE BIRTH TO GOWN 


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